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Past Additions -- 1999

31 October 1999

The Santa Fe rooftop building sign overlooking Grant Park in downtown Chicago. CSXT locomotive on Altenheim Subdivision. Metra scoots at Norwood Park station and Chicago Passenger Terminal.

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Chicago & North Western 4190 GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive in Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed.

CNW 4190, CNW, GM EMD GP7R, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 1 September 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99901106.jpg] NEW 31 October 1999

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C&NW 4190 performs switching duties at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

CNW 4190, model GP7, built 12/52, builder number 17612, acquired by C&NW in 1/81, previous road number RI 4536, C&NW paint scheme TY [Traditional Yellow; modern version of the "Stagecoach yellow" used from 1991 to merger], renumber planned to UP 464. [Source: The Final North Western Motive Power Roster. Courtesy of The Run of the Ge's, The Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Library of Congress catalog card number 95-83545, 1995, page 58.]

C&NW 4190: First Number: CRI&P 1281, Second Number: CRI&P 4536, Builder's Date: Nov 1952, Builder's Number: 17612, CRI&P Rebuilding Date: 9 Sep 1976, C&NW In-Service Date: 10 Sep 1981. Built new for Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mt. Vernon, Ill. in 1974 or 1974. The units were leased back to CRI&P after being rebuilt for PNC by CRI&P at Silvis, Ill., by Morrison Knudsen at Bosie, Idaho, or by Illinois Central Gulf at Paducah, Ill. Upon CRI&P shutdown in April 1980, all units were returned to PNC. C&NW purchased 119 units (109 GP7Rs and 10 GP9Rs) in February 1981 from PNC, sending 61 older units to PNC as trade-in. EMD GP7R, 55 units, B-B, 16-567B engine, 61:16 gear ratio, 1,500 horsepower, 265,000 pounds operating weight. [courtesy of Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Paul K Withers, roster by Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-07-0, 1995.]

C&NW 4190 was built in November 1952, GM EMD GP7R, builder number 17612, as Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 1281, later numbered Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 4536. Purchased by Precision National Corporation, Mr. Vernon, Illinois, in 1974 or 1975, rebuilt in 1957 or 1976 for Precision National Corporation, and leased back to Chicago Rock Island & Pacific. Returned to Precision National Corporation after Chicago Rock Island & Pacific shut down in April 1980 and leased to C&NW, entering service in 1981. Equipped with C&NW Automatic Train Stop and Automatic Train Control on both ends to operate in either direction over the Metra commute district in Chicago. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 4190: yard switcher, EMD GP7, 1,500 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 4190: AAR car type D112 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 55' 11", width 10' 3", height 15' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

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